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Rancho Santa Fe resident’s unique nonprofit Art for Barks helps support animals and artists

Art for Barks founder Lynn Moon and her dogs Chaco and Sage.

Through her nonprofit Art for Barks, Rancho Santa Fe’s Lynn Moon has found an outlet that combines all of her passions: her passion to help others; her commitment to raising awareness about animal issues and promoting better pet care; and her lifelong love of art and support of artists of all kinds.

Art for Barks is a unique nonprofit that creates an online community to showcase animal artists and writers, and offers services to assist pet parents while supporting local animal charities. Moon’s goals are to be a major voice on service dogs and mustangs, and to reduce animal abandonment.

Rancho Santa Fe Community Center’s August Summer Supper Club event to feature ‘An Evening of Art and Jazz’

The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center will serve up another Summer Supper Club dinner on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 5:30-8 p.m. at a private residence in Rancho Santa Fe.

‘Brain Game,’ bridge instruction coming up at Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center

These events are upcoming at the Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center, 16780 La Gracia, Rancho Santa Fe. Call 858-756-3041 to register, or visit

• Celebrate the Senior Years: Join us at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, for a presentation in celebration of aging! Jon Swartz, M.S., with Seacrest Village Homecare, will present “All the Good That Comes with Aging.” Reservations not required. Topics covered include the “longevity revolution,” strategies to enhance successful aging, and the importance of exercise, nutrition, and attitude.

Rancho Santa Fe Community Center Summer Camp Counselors focus on fun

‘Our counselors do a wonderful job,’ says Linda Durket, executive director of the Community Center, about the summer camp offered at the RSF Community Center.

Linda Durket, executive director of the Community Center, says, “Our counselors do a wonderful job taking campers all over San Diego and giving them a sense of adventure and respect for the places they visit. Whether it’s exploring nature, culture or recreation, our counselors make sure everyone is having a good time. The first thing parents ask their children when they pick them up at the end of the day is, ‘Did you have fun?’ Our goal is to have every camper say, ‘Yes!’”

It’s no stretch for Rancho Santa Fe yoga instructor to ‘give back’

Stacy McCarthy runs her own yoga studio, and is also a MiraCosta College faculty member. ‘I’m most proud of making a difference,’ she says.  Photo by Kristina Houck

As one of North County’s most prolific yoga instructors, Stacy McCarthy doesn’t just teach yoga, she lives the yoga lifestyle. Selfless service, or seva in Sanskrit, is an important concept of yoga — one that the Rancho Santa Fe resident practices daily. “When we give and we give from the heart, there’s nothing more gratifying than that,” McCarthy said.

Rancho Santa Fe resident’s Gen 7 wines earn top honors

Rancho Santa Fe resident Tim Bacino’s Gen 7 Wines earned several awards this summer in California wine competitions.   Courtesy photo

Rancho Santa Fe resident Tim Bacino’s Gen 7 Wines is on a hot streak, his varietals winning several awards this summer in California wine competitions.

Laughing Pony benefit in Rancho Santa Fe

Don Durbin, Tom Dulaney, Dave Baker, Nancy Priestly

Laughing Pony Rescue, a non-profit 501(c)3 in Rancho Santa Fe, is dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating sick, abused, and abandoned horses of any breed

The Bridges presents Bull & Bear economic roundtable with George Chamberlin

Tricia O’Brien, Robin Raskind, Mary Chaparro

On July 22, The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe hosted financial journalist George Chamberlin for a Bull & Bear economic roundtable presentation

Kent Farrington and Blue Angel to compete at inaugural Longines Los Angeles Masters

Blue Angel and Kent Farrington         Photo by Eric Knoll

Rancho Santa Fe resident Robin Parsky’s Blue Angel and top world-ranked rider Kent Farrington will participate in the inaugural Longines Los Angeles Masters at the Los Angeles Convention Center Sept. 25-28.

More than 25 of the best horse-rider combinations will compete for $1 million in prize money.

Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club to present ‘Taste of Rancho Santa Fe’

RSF Rotary Club’s “Taste of Rancho Santa Fe” 2014 committee.

The Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club invites the community to attend its second “Taste of Rancho Santa Fe” to be held on the lawn at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12.


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